Global Trade and Customs Manager - Aerospace & Industrial

£35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
16 Feb 2021
16 Mar 2021
JN -022021-167146
Khushbu Parkas
Engineer, Transport
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Global Trade & Customs Manager
Industry: Aerospace
Business Unit: Power & Controls
Division: Engine Control Systems (ECS)
35-45k (Dependant on experience)

Job Description:

Delavan is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high quality spray nozzles and fluid handling systems. The Delavan site at Widnes has two distinct operations, an aerospace division and an Industrial division. The industrial division supports industrial applications in the automotive, food, chemical, power, steel and automotive sectors. The aerospace division, effectively the European hub of the Delavan USA business, provides maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) of aerospace nozzle applications. As a result of these business operations, the business is involved in many aspects of import, export and global trade under the governance of Raytheon Technologies corporate policy and applicable international trade regulations. The role of the Global Trade & Customs Manager is critical to the Delavan business, ensuring that both regulatory compliance and company policies are being adhered to

Summary of Role:

The Global Trade & Customs Manager is responsible for global trade compliance and customs compliance for the Delavan Widnes business. The role involves the day to day management of import and export transactions and the coordination of global trade policies, procedures and global trade initiatives for the business. The main responsibilities of the role are as follows:

· Import Management: Responsibility of imports for Delavan UK, providing clearance instructions

for agents to clear goods on import, chasing copy entries, import entry

amendment, identifying and managing duty mitigation opportunities

and efficiencies. Maintaining accurate and auditable import records.

· Export Management: Responsibility of exports for Delavan UK producing export

documentation and managing transactions in SAP, clearing export

blocks, booking shipments with freight forwarders, approval of freight

forwarder charges. Maintaining accurate and auditable import records.

· GT Management: Responsible for all aspects of the global trade programme on behalf of the

Delavan UK business including but not limited to, policy and procedure

implementation, training, ITC approvals (travel, visitor management,

transaction due diligence, MK denial review), C360 management,

technical data controls, classification support, special projects.

Reporting Structure:

The role reports to the general manager of the Widnes business day-to-day but also reports indirectly to the Associate Director, Global Trade, EMEA and APAC for the Power & Controls business.


The following experience is preferred but not essential. Candidates who can demonstrate experience and transferrable skills will be considered:

· Experience in a customs related role

· Experience of international trade compliance

· Project management experience or management of key business deliverables

· Experience of using SAP or a similar ERP system

· Experience of interpreting and managing policies and procedures

· Developing and implementing standard work

Personal Attributes:

· Strong verbal and written communication skills at all levels of the organisation

· Proactive, responsive, self-motivated, receptive to change.

· Works well under pressure and is able to prioritise workload.

· Attention to detail and strong record management competency.

· Strong IT experience including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

· Experience of AEO & IPR would be desirable.


· GCSE Mathematics & English at grade C or above or an equivalent qualification is required.

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